Selling a Classic 1970’s Jaguar


1970's Jaguar

Continuing with the success of the Jaguar XKE or E-Type of the 1960’s, the 1970’s would bring another advancement for the Jaguar brand, particularly to the popular XKE or E-Type models. Introduced in 1971, Jaguar’s V12 engine would further enhance the brand’s reputation for engineering integrity and innovation. While the new V12 engine was originally engineered for the XJ12 saloon, it would be offered in the sports cars first. The V12 Jaguar XKE would become known as part of the Series 3 of production and would be offered in Roadster and Fixed Head Coupe 2+2 forms. This was also an era where new requirements for safety and emissions were coming from the United States, and Jaguar was making adjustments to their lineup to accommodate these new guidelines.

When selling a 1970’s classic Jaguar, it is always important to prepare for the sale by having as much documentation ready as possible. This can include everything from ownership history to repair and maintenance records. If you’re thinking about selling your classic 1970’s Jaguar, the Alex Manos team would be delighted to hear from you. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the popular classic Jaguars of the 1970’s.


Classic Jaguar XKE:

1972 Jaguar XKE
1972 Jaguar XKE

As mentioned, the 1970’s would mark the release of the new 5.3L, V12 Jaguar engine. The 1970’s XKE models would also feature updated braking systems and standard power steering. This era was also important to the history of the Jaguar XKE line, as the company would stop producing the short wheelbase Fixed Head Coupe and would focus on producing the Roadster and the Fixed Head Coupe 2+2 models, both on the shorter wheelbase. A large cross-slatted grille, flared wheel arches and a badge on the rear that signified the V12 engine would characterize these 1970’s models. If you’re selling an XKE from this period, you’ll find that your model is one of approximately 15,287 Series 3 XKE models produced from 1971 to 1975. Large production numbers and availability of parts, paired with the XKE’s classic styling, design appeal and power, makes this one of the most sought-after classic Jaguars.


Classic Jaguar E-Type:

1972 E-Type
1972 E-Type

The classic Jaguar XKE and the classic Jaguar E-Type are the same. The terminology used to describe this 1970’s Jaguar would vary depending on whether or not you were in the American or European market.



Selling a 1970’s classic Jaguar can be an exciting yet trying time. Take the hassle and worry out of selling your classic by calling the Alex Manos team today. Backed by years of experience in the classic car market, they are always looking for new classics of all makes, models, and conditions to add to their California classic car dealership’s inventory. Renowned for offering top dollar in cash to sellers, they would be delighted to learn more about your particular 1970’s Jaguar and look forward to hearing from you soon. Connect with their team today to see if your classic is a model they would be interested in.


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